The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 4.90% 3.57% 11.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 31.25% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £125 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
WAN
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 18.63% 11.43% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 15
Average daily rate £325 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) NHS
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 3 (18.75%) eTOM
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 2 (12.50%) ITSM
8 2 (12.50%) Service Management
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (12.50%) AppSense
8 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (12.50%) SLA
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) MCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) NHS
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) eTOM
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) CCENT
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (12.50%) UAG
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) AppSense
2 2 (12.50%) Canon
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Mitel
3 1 (6.25%) VMware